Are Only Children Different?
If you are worried that by only having one child they may not adapt and have good social skills, do not double think your choice. A new study shows that only children have developed their social skills just as much as anyone else by the time they hit the teenage years.
It was noted that in previous research, children in kindergarten had better social skills if they had a sibling. It appears that once children grow up, whether they have siblings or not, they will have the same amount of social skills. In fact, this was noticed as early as 5th grade among students.
It is now thought that rather than having no siblings, having too many siblings is detrimental. Having too many children limits a parent’s time to focus on each of their children—possibly limiting their growth for learning and expanding their skills. So whether you are planning a big family or a small family, do not worry. You will be able to find a way to handle both as they come.